Our tongue. Just what does this mean? Spoken word? Thoughts? Feelings? Emotions? Essentially, we think how we feel and it comes to our lips! For example; Strong dislike. “I hate that person!” Just words, right? Uhh! We will be judged on all our actions, these include things we do. If we cast our minds back to Eve, she was tempted to eat the apple. Those thoughts came, did she cast them away? She meditated on The Word of God, and the apple looked good. We are not questioned on a temptation, but our actions. Tempted- turn to God. IF there is no desire for direction, we turn away and act as we wish- danger!
Eve ate of the tree of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, she did not die.
For “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
And The Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
First, I will point out that this was told to Adam alone before Eve was created.
Adam was to have discussed and shared The Law of life! If you notice, I call it The Law of life. It was simple. We have shared that ‘age’ is unknown to the creation of God. In a perfect existence there is no time (for us a 1000 years, is just that. For All a thousand years is but a day for many reasons. On Earth, there are millions praying- expecting answers. We could not imagine running a drop of the multitude of problems, hardships, temptations, failures, pain… that occur each second on Earth. Not to say that a day is as a thousand years, but in our limited outlook, it was the simplest way it could be stated.)
For Eve, upon eating the fruit, her action served as temptation for Adam (shecdis not die) and he was tempted to eat of the fruit too. At that point only ‘animal’s’ died or passed away. This I figure for as we discussed in creating the universe especially Earth; in the period before Adam and Eve there was ALL created. Life was a Wordly concept. Eternity was a Heavenly concept and a way of existing. So often, we have discussed this, to point it out, let us look at two quick examples. First Abraham in his 90’s saw “royal” appearing individuals aoproaching his tent from afar, and went (at the age of 100) and lay before them, inviting them to ‘rest themselves’. This astonishes me, an older gentleman paying obeisance to foriegners?
Not just this but in Sodom, Lot saw Two ‘men’ of royal dress, and for concern of what could happen, invited them into his home! We have an idea of what ‘we’ look like, but a ‘being’ from a parallel existence stands out. We can continue this at a later time.
I often think, Adam knew it was said “If you eat of the fruit, you will die…” he must have been smitten, “No death!” He must have thought “I can do this too…” We see that temptation is not the sin, action is!
Actions do and say so very much, I will leave this alone and let you meditate on it. The below Bible verses are about the tongue and be encouraged to start speaking words of life and healing today!
• “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.
1 Peter 3:10
• “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
• “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
• “Soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.”
• “The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.”
• “Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”
• Matthew 15:11
• Proverbs 21:23 Proverbs 26:2
• Proverbs 31:2
• Proverbs 18:20-21 Proverbs 17:27-2
• Proverbs 12:6
• Proverbs 12:13-14
• Proverbs 12:18-19
We are created warriors! In God’s image we were created. God “Spoke” and then it was! In essence, God ‘used’ His “tongue.” We stand as the only species in our known universe that can speak! I did not say can communicate. That can SPEAK! Verbal communication is 100% human! Once again, no other creature can do this! Yes! They can interact by ‘action!’ But, not by speech, it is primarily human. Remember, “Man was made in His image!” Check this out:
“So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.” Amen
I repeat “No other creation is made with the ability to speak!” Just man! Amazingly, all was created in the period before Man came to be!
After God created all,
“God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
Then, God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. And there was evening (the ending of that period), and there was morning (the ‘dawn’s of a new period)—the sixth day.”
To once again ‘discuss’ the “days” in creation, they were “periods.” I refer to what has already been shared, researched, and in essence proven! It was not a 24-hour period as we know it! Though, I did discuss with a family member who said “God could speak it into being instantaneously.” And that is correct!
Frankly, we could go on and on and on, another sharing! So in essence speech makes us god-like (little “g”.) I will state again that in the period of time before Man was Created things were made over ‘day’s’ which directly translates to periods.
Even If I were to break this down scientifically, we would realize that in the ages of evolution, Man came last. Yes, we create now, just as our Creator created! Why prior were there no species that rules the world?
With intelligence, a God given intelligence and ability, we as Man were the first “creation to subdue the Earth.
A little “long-winded,” but essential to understand the power of the spoken word. Something that we as Human possess and do not realize as of yet the power of the tongue, Amen
To return again to our starting point, we can understand the power of the spoken word! All of a sudden we can begin to understand just why Man who was created speaking one tongue, attempted to begin with one body to create the tower of Babel. Have we ever thought of just where the Word babble comes from? To babble is to:
One thing I came to realize is that in our everyday communication we use the word “babble” in the English language.
1. To talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way. “he would babble on in his gringo Spanish”
synonyms: prattle, rattle on, chatter, jabber, twitter, go on, run on, prate, ramble, burble, blather
2. The sound of people talking quickly and in a way that is difficult or impossible to understand. “a babble of protest”
Just saying, amazing how some thing s are connected, No?
Once again, we can see the power in and of the tongue!
What is within you, of you, what defines you is your power to communicate. To get your point accross, we do NOT realize the POWER of the tongue. Check this out:
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
It gets deeper by the minute! You possess power. It lies fallow and shallow until you realize what you have and harness its power!
We started off shallow, but now things are getting deep. I am glad we came in on the shallow end and worked our way up to this point.
Have you ever considered “Heavenly speak”?
I must state again that by the words of your mouth, will you be judged. So often words come before acts, act right, think right, and be right! Amen
Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 359 helpful votes
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Matthew 12:36 ESV / 287 helpful votes
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,
Psalm 19:14 ESV / 280 helpful votes
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 215 helpful votes
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.